Columbia AK No Tone Arm



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The AK, one of Columbia's first disc machines, was introduced in 1902. The initial version accepted a standard tone arm. Depicted here is the second version, with a bracket on the horn serving in place of the tone arm.
Columbia Graphophone Type AK
This example has a green oak cabinet.
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AK front view
Bracket swivels in the support arm.
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Ak horn and elbow
The elbow is quite distinctive; one would expect a leather elbow in a machine of this vintage.
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AK reproducer
Details of the reproducer.
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